Trouble getting to sleep after gaming session

If I’ve played for about an hour or two directly before going to bed I have trouble getting to sleep. Images of the game are still in my head and it takes some time before I can find some sleep. However, this doesn’t happen with all types of games – adventure and racing games seem ok whereas first-person-shooters are especially problematic.

Do you experience similar troubles and do you know some kind of trick to calm down after a gaming session?


Stop playing an hour or two before you go to bed to give yourself time to calm down.

First person shooters are more “involving” than other types of game as you are directly “in” the game rather than controlling an object/person on the screen. This will tend to get you more excited and therefore you’ll find it harder to get to sleep.

You could also try meditation techniques to relax once you’ve finished your gaming session.

Of course all of this is highly subjective as each person is affected differently – you need to find something that works for you.

Source : Link , Question Author : David , Answer Author : ChrisF

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